K8T Neo2-F/ FIR




 • K8T Neo2-F [GbE LAN]

 • K8T Neo2-FIR [GbE LAN, IEEE1394, SATA RAID]

Product version may vary across regions
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Live Update 5

MSI Live Update 5 is a powerful and useful application for updating the latest BIOS and Drivers, saving you time and lowers the risk of updating. End-users can install and run the Live Update 5 software on their computers with the companion CD or downloading the app from the MSI website.

Features
- Automatically Detect the BIOS/Driver/VGA/Utility Update
- Support Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64bit

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Cool'n'Quiet

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology reduces heat and noise so you can experience amazing performance without distraction. Combined with core enhancements, included in the AMD processors, that can improve overall power savings, deliver better multitasking and energy efficiency. Cool'n'Quiet technology can automatically adjust processor ratio to throttle CPU speed with four modes.

Features
- Independent Dynamic Core Technology
- Dual Dynamic Power Management™ 
- AMD CoolCore™ Technology
- AMD Wideband Frequency Control
- Multi-Point Thermal Control

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Core Cell

Core Cell is MSI's new catch phrase and it has a number of features, including; decreasing overall system noise, power saving functions, prolonging the life of system components, and even overclocking, apparently.
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D.O.T

Dynamic Overclocking Technology is the automatic overclocking function. It is designed to detect the load balance of CPU while running programs, and to adjust the best CPU frequency automatically.
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Core Center

The all-in-one hardware console is an advanced combination of the popular PC alert and Fuzzy logic applications. It offers powerful functions such as hardware monitor, system alert, and instinctive overclocking UI.
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DIGI Cell

This program is a kind of control center for the motherboard. DigiCell has its own tools for monitoring network connections. And it has an integrated Power On Agent utility that can start up and shut down the computer according to a schedule.

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

Editor's Choice
2005-05
China
1329
POWER AWARD
2005-04
Malawi
1279
4 Stars and MOP Awards
2005-04
Slovak Republic
1274
Editor's Choice
2005-03
China
1327
Product of the Year 2004
2004-12
Portugal
1216
Excellent Hardware
2004-10
Germany
1181
Editor's Choice
2004-10
Germany
1137
Recommended
2004-09
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1107
Recommended Product
2004-09
Sri Lanka
1165
Editor's Choice
2004-09
China
1214
5 Stars Award
2004-09
China
1215
Enthusiasts' Choice
2004-08
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1081
Gold Editor's Choice
2004-07
United States Minor Outlying Islands
1078
Best Performance
2004-05
Turkey
1072

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 


CPU

• Supports 64-bit AMD® Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 FX processor (Socket 939)
• Supports up to 3500+, 3800+ Athlon 64 FX 53, or higher CPU
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only.


Chipset  

VIA® K8T800 Pro Chipset
- HyperTransport™ connection to AMD® Athlon™ 64 processor
- 8 or 16 bit control/address/data transfer both directions
- 800/600/400/200MHz "Double Data Rate" operation both direction
- AGP v3.0 compliant with 8x transfer mode

VIA® VT8237 Chipset
- Integrated Faster Ethernet LPC
- Integrated Hardware Sound Blaster/Direct Sound AC97 audio
- Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller
- ACPI
- Supports 2 Serial ATA ports
- Supports 8 USB2.0 ports



Main Memory


• Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 2.5V DDR DRAM.
• Supports up to 4GB memory size without ECC.
• Supports Dual channel DDR266/333/400MHz.

DIMM Module Combination
Install at least one DIMM module on the slots. Each DIMM slot supports up to a maximum size of 1GB. Users can install either single- or double-sided modules to meet their own needs. Please note that each DIMM can work respectively for singlechannel DDR, but there are some rules while using dual-channel DDR (Please refer to the suggested DDR population table below). Users may install memory modules of different type and density on different-channel DDR DIMMs. However, the same type and density memory modules are necessary while using dual-channel DDR, or instability may happen. Please refer to the following table for detailed dual-channel DDR. Other combination not listed below will function as single-channel DDR.


 

Green
DIMM1 (Ch A)

Green
DIMM2 (Ch A)

Purple
DIMM3 (Ch B)

Purple
DIMM4 (Ch B)

System Density

Single Channel
-
128MB~1GB
-
-
128MB~1GB
Dual Channel
-
128MB~1GB
-
128MB~1GB
256MB~2GB
Dual Channel
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
128MB~1GB
512MB~4GB


MSI Reminds You...
• DDR combination of this board works ONLY in the 3 combinations listed in the table above.
• Please select the identical memory modules to install on channel A or channel B, or it may cause some unknown failure.
• Always insert the memory modules into the GREEN slots first, and it is strongly recommended not to insert the memory modules into the PURPLE slots while the GREEN slots are left empty.
• This motherboard DO NOT support the memory module installed with more than 18 pieces of IC (integrated circuit).
• Do not support three memory modules.


Recommended Memory Combination List
DIMM Slots
Max Speed
Green

Purple

DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
-
S
-
-
DDR 400
-
D
-
-
DDR 400
-
S
-
S
DDR 400
-
D
-
D
DDR 400
S
S
S
S
DDR 400
D
D
D
D
DDR 333

S: Single Side                  D: Double Side


Slots

• One AGP 8x slot
- AGP 3.0 specification compliant
• Five 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface). 


On-Board IDE / SATA


• An IDE controller on the VIA® VT8237 chipset provides IDE HDD/CDROM with PIO, Bus
  Master and Ultra DMA 66/100/133 operation modes
- Can connect up to 4 IDE devices

• Serial ATA/150 controller integrated by VT8237
- Up ot 150MB/s transfer rate
- Can connect up to 2 serial ATA devices
- Supports RAID 0 or RAID 1


Serial ATA RAID

Promise 20579 On-Board
• Supports 2 serial ATA and 1 ATA133
- RAID 0, RAID 1 supported
- RAID function work w/ATA133 + SATA H/D or 2 SATA H/D
• Connect up to 2 SATA devices and 1 ATA133 devices
• SATA 150MB/s with extensions (SATA II Phase I)
• Smart RAID function
• SATA ATAPI device compatible


Audio


8 channels software audio codec RealTek ALC850
- Compliance with AC97 v2.3 Spec.
- Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement.


LAN


Realtek® 8110S Dual layout
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in one chip.
- Supports 10, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s


IEEE1394


VIA® 6306
- Supports up to three 1394 ports. Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps


On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 FDDs with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes
- 1 serial port (COM1)
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 1 IrDA connector for SIR/ASKIR/HPSIR
- 1 audio port
- 8 USB 2.0 ports (Rear x 4 / Front x 4)
- 1 RJ45 LAN jack
- 3 IEEE1394 port (Rear x 1 / Front x 2 header) (Optional)


BIOS

• The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and
   expansion cards of the board automatically.
• The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your
   motherboard specifications.


Dimension

• 30.5cm(L) x 24.5cm(W) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

• 9 mounting holes.

 


Product Accessories


MSI Reminds You...
• The accessories will probably be different according to the different selling areas of product models. For details of accessories, please refer to the descriptions on the product package.

 

  1. 1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specification with your local dealers.
  2. 2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

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